Uber’s customer and driver data has been compromised for a year – but Uber has only just revealed details.
Uber revealed on Tuesday that it has kept a massive data breach affecting 57 million people quiet for more than a year. The hackers, the company told Bloomberg News, found the data on an Amazon cloud server used by the firm. To keep the leak secret, Uber paid the hackers a ransom of $100,000.
“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said chief executive Dara Kosrowshahi, who recently took over the role Travis Kalanick had at the time of the incident.
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The company has not fully revealed where in the world these users and drivers were – but as of this afternoon, it has confirmed that UK users were among those affected. The data